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Plans To Close Indiana Factory Draws Protest

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 2:18pm
The Associated Press

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Several dozen people lined the road outside a northern Indiana factory to protest a company's plans to close it and move its production work to Mexico.

People shouted "Keep our jobs in America!" and "Made in the U.S.A.!" during the protest Monday outside the Cequent Performance Products factory in Goshen. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based TriMas Corp. announced this month it expected to shut down the 450-worker plant that makes trailer hitches.

Protester Mark Schmanski tells The Goshen News he was shocked that the factory where he's worked for nearly 20 years would be closed and that the plant has made TriMas millions of dollars in profits.

Many protesters held signs and American flags. Worker Nate Croy tells The Elkhart Truth the employees just want to keep jobs in the country.

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